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Re: patching a crashed hard drive



On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 22:44 -0700, Roy W. Erickson wrote:
> All:
> 
> My computer fell over hitting the floor with a pretty good thud, while 
> up and running. The screen froze along with the mouse and keyboard.
> 
> It broke the CD-RW, but the machine booted anyway. I was very suspicious 
> about its integrity so I ran this:
> 
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null conv=noerror
> 
> Sure enough I get "Input/Output errors" on certain segments of the HD
> 
> What can I do to try to patch over these segments?
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boot rescue disk

e2fsck -cf /dev/hdX#
substitute the proper drive letter for X and the proper partition number
for #

suggest that you replace the hard drive

Craig


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